Yesterday Colorado made history by becoming the first state to allow stores to sell recreational cannabis since before prohibition began.
On the 2nd day of legal cannabis sales in Colorado, most of the lines in front of the state’s new recreational cannabis outlets were still stretching around the block.
“The stores were ready for this,” says Tim Cullen, owner of Evergreen Apothecary, who rejects the notion that there will soon be a cannabis shortage. “We’ve been preparing for this for months. We’re well connected and friends with many in the industry. We didn’t talk to anyone who was concerned about a shortage yesterday.”
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock expressed appreciation for how the first day of legal cannabis sales were handled; “I want to thank the businesses and consumers alike for acting responsibly and with great accountability today”, he said. “Denver is a progressive city, a vibrant city, and it’s incumbent on all of us to continue getting this right.”